Mirabelle (Hardcover)

By Astrid Lindgren, Pija Lindenbaum (Illustrator), Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard (Translator)

R & S Books, 9789129658217, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003



A classic tale from the beloved Astrid Lindgren

Six-year-old Britta very much wants a doll, but her parents can’t afford one. One evening an odd little old man arrives driving a horse and cart. Britta opens the gate for him, and he thanks her by giving her a little yellow seed, with instructions to plant it, water it, and she’ll see something very funny. To her astonishment, a doll begins to grow in her garden! After harvesting, Britta learns that her new doll is much more special than she could ever have guessed.

Pija Lindenbaum has given new and delightfully quirky illustrations to Astrid Lindgren’s appealing fantasy.

Praise For Mirabelle

"Lindenbaum's new watercolor illustrations add humor and evergy to this Swedish story...lively, whimsical illustrations...[text] celebrates the secret world of a child's imagination." --Booklist

"Charming, whimsical watercolor illustrations, many of them full-page ovals, have a magical quality that enhances the story." --School Library Journal